Empress Aisha - My name is Allison Asare and I am a graduate of Centennial College.
I am also a published poet by profession and my poet name is Empress Aisha. I am an advocate of the arts and want to share my work and talent with the world. I
am also a recipient of Centennial College’s Global Citizen scholarship award received in January 2013.
The significance of this award is to acknowledge my leadership of social justice and how I model equitable principles. Born in Toronto and as a Ghanaian-Jamaican Canadian I have been faced with culture shock and challenges as to where I fit in. I know I belong wherever I can share experiences.
I have contributed artistic insight through poetry with the Ministry Of Children and Youth Services, Youth Justice Services in Ontario to help with a report for youth reintegration protocols. There was a spoken word video created as well as the strong implementation of ideas put forth. There was a poem I created called “Opening a New Door” about reducing the stigmas between councillors and clients such as youth in conflict with the law. This took place from March 2013- June 2013.
In the music scene I am entering as a Dub Poet doing poetry on riddims/musical beats.
I am with the prominent Jamaican Label Very Huge Records under management
of Producer Chester Walker. I have singles recorded and on iTunes so far
I am coming out with an album and these are the singles thus far that are
out. As a dub poet I have a very creative delivery with words as well as my
musical jingles for radio stations and DJ’s. I have also done a lot of
poetry dedications and most recently for the Great Tony Culture called
“Blueprint.” I have also introduced the mixtape “The Return of Zugu” for
the Great Dj Zuguluss of Antigua. Collaborations are yet to come as the
priority is the album and singles.
Yardpr.com Website June 2013
Jamaican Star Newspaper May 2013
Outaroad.com Website May 2013
Jamaican Observer Newspaper March 2013
FrontPageMagazine.com Website February and march 2013
Centennial College January and April 2013
*Some of my performances have been at:*
Afro Chic 2013 in Toronto June 2013
The First Annual Girls Leadership Conference May 2013
Redemption Reintegration Services April 2013
Centennial College Black History Month February 2013
The First Annual Akwaaba Ghana Festival August 2012
The First Annual Afro-Caribbean festival September 2012
Love Jones Sunday’s April 2012
Some interviews on radio/and Tv stations include
Pressure Point Radio 91.3 Parti fm, New York May 2013 (Mercie and Jah Tempo)
Hype TV in Kingston Jamaica, May 2013
CHRY 105.5 fm, Toronto February 2013 (Wizology Show)(DJ Wiz)
Regent Park Radio, Toronto April 2012 (Murphy Brown)
CHRY 105.5 fm, Toronto March 2012 (Zion Train) (Natty B)
Starting out as a child I was involved with Children’s Television Studios around the age of five. I gained some childhood experience in front of the camera applying make-up, reciting nursery rhymes, dancing and singing. I have a studio video from this.
Later as a teenager I was under management for background acting in movies
and shows through Shine Talent Management. I was involved in many projects
such as the following;
· Movie “*Hairspray*” I was a background extra protester in the
march for black rights *Gabriel Simon Production** **Services Ltd*.
· Movie *“Would Be Kings”* I was an extra in the crowd *WBK
· Movie *“It’s A Boy Girl Thing”* I was a background extra
high-school student *Boy Girl Productions*.
· Movie *“Steppin’ Up” *I was an extra off camera *DTV Productions*.
· Sitcom *”**Degrassi:TNG Cycle 5-501/502"Venus"* I was a
high-school party dancer *Epitome Pictures Inc. 501/50.*
· Sitcom *“Addicted.com, Ep. 5” *I was an extra in the crowd *Dot
Com Films Inc.*
· Television Show *“Queer as Folk, Season V”* my role was a movie
theatre onlooker *Q.A.F. V Productions Ltd. *For
· Movie *“Sex and the Single Mom” *my role was a high-school student
* **Shoestream Productions Ltd.*
I also was featured in a Doritos chips commercial as an actor filmed at
Much Music headquarters in Toronto.
As an innovator now, I create poetry videos and capture my words visually
through film. My YouTube channel is EmpressAisha12. My twitter is
@Empressaisha12 and my e-mail address is EmpressAisha12@gmail.com. For
those that would like to connect my face book and LinkedIN account is
I have a close connection with words and use them to conceptualize my experiences and the experiences those in society may also go through. I volunteer and also taught poetry in the community primarily to youth and those in conflict with the law. My goal is to get my words heard by all groups of people and help people interested in the arts utilize self-expression through poetry. Lastly I would like to say “I am the word girl making use of the words in this world.”**
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